Friday, November 4, 2016

New Ukuleles Fall 2016

Two Baritone Ukuleles - Both Cherry wood
Two Concert Ukuleles- One Koa, One Mahogany


12/1 Four Ukuleles- front, Mahogany Concert; next, Koa Concert; next, two Cherry Baritones with finish on before final rub down and strings



11/29 One of the Baritones (Cherry wood)






11/21/16, finishing, literally













Binding and fretboards added









Sunday, October 16, 2016

Cocobolo Small Jumbo

Cocobolo Small Jumbo - SOLD

This small jumbo  is perfect for that big dreadnought-esque sound without the boominess -- its tight waist allows for articulate finger-picking and lead runs. Check out the slotted snake's-head





 Material & Specifications
  • cocobolo sides & back
  • master-grade Sitka spruce top
  • mahogany neck
  • Spanish heel
  • solid boxwood lining
  • ebony fingerboard and bridge 
  • cocobolo peghead overlay
  • boxwood back center strip, top & back binding
  • Waverly tuners
  • hand-cut abalone diamond fingerboard inlay
  • mother-of-pearl side dot fret markers
  • hand-cut bone nut & saddle
  • 25" string length
  • 1-13/16" nut width
  • 16-1/4" lower bout width
  • 14" radiused fingerboard
  • voiced modified x-bracing (Sitka spruce)
  • D'Addario Light gauge (0.012-0.053") 80/20 bronze strings

Koa OM (Orchestra Model)

Koa OM (Orchestra Model)

This guitar is as comfortable finger-picked solo as it is punching out open chords in a group setting! Its mellow koa back & sides feature golden-brown striation with a gentle cross-grain curl. $4500, includes hard case 





Material & Specifications
  • koa sides & back
  • master-grade Sitka spruce top
  • mahogany neck
  • Spanish heel
  • solid boxwood lining
  • ebony fingerboard, bridge, top & back binding, peghead overlay, and back center strip
  • Waverly tuners
  • hand-cut abalone hummingbird inlay, Dart logo, and diamond fingerboard inlay
  • mother-of-pearl side dot fret markers
  • hand-cut bone nut & saddle 
  • clear pickguard
  • 25" string length
  • 1-13/16" nut width
  • 15" lower bout width
  • 14" radiused fingerboard
  • voiced modified x-bracing (Sitka spruce)
  • D'Addario Light gauge (0.012-0.053") 80/20 bronze strings

Madagascar Rosewood 00

What else to adorn a Madagascar rosewood guitar but the African island nation's indigenous lemur! Don't let this guitar's unique inlay distract you -- this guitar sings with all-around clarity and projection and looks & sounds pretty darn similar to Brazilian rosewood. $5000, includes hard case. 






Material & Specifications
  • Madagascar rosewood sides & back
  • master-grade Sitka spruce top
  • mahogany neck
  • Spanish heel
  • solid boxwood lining
  • ebony fingerboard, bridge, & peghead overlay
  • boxwood top & back binding, and back center strip
  • Waverly tuners
  • hand-cut "Lemur" inlay: curly abalone & gold mother-of-pearl lemur climbing a curly koa tree
  • hand-cut abalone flower fingerboard inlay
  • mother-of-pearl side dot fret markers
  • hand-cut bone nut & saddle 
  • tortoiseshell pickguard
  • 25" string length
  • 1-13/16" nut width
  • 14-1/4" lower bout width
  • 14" radiused fingerboard
  • voiced modified x-bracing (Sitka spruce)
  • D'Addario Custom Light gauge (0.011-0.052") 80/20 bronze strings 

Rosewood 00

Mystery Rosewood 00

 This understated beauty features a smooth, well-balanced voice, a master-grade Sitka spruce top, a wide variety of coloration in its rosewood sides & back, and a hand-cut abalone rose inlay on an ebony peghead overlay. $4500, includes hard case 

  



Material & Specifications
  • mystery rosewood sides & back
  • master-grade Sitka spruce top
  • mahogany neck
  • Spanish heel
  • solid boxwood lining
  • ebony fingerboard, bridge, top & back binding, peghead overlay, and back center strip
  • Waverly tuners
  • hand-cut abalone rose inlay, Dart logo, and diamond fingerboard inlay
  • mother-of-pearl side dot fret markers
  • hand-cut bone nut & saddle 
  • clear pickguard
  • 25" string length
  • 1-3/4" nut width
  • 14-1/4" lower bout width
  • 14" radiused fingerboard
  • voiced Sitka spruce modified x-bracing
  • D'Addario Custom Light gauge (0.011-0.052") 80/20 bronze strings 

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

New guitars update -- for sale! High-quality photos inside.


As promised, high-quality photos of the four new guitars!


Above: Mystery Rosewood 00
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Please continue reading for more photos and specifications, and feel free to contact Dart Instruments for pricing, availability, and custom orders.